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Doctor Strange Crosses $230 Million at Box Office; Fans React

Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Madness made a whopping $230 million in the first week of release. The movie is doing exceptionally well.

It is estimated that it will continue to breathe fire in the coming week and make around $74-80 million more. Doctor Strange is the biggest release of this year so far. It has made 159% more than the first movie. The movie has an IMDb rating of 7.4/10 with over 129,000 votes so far.

On Thursday alone, the movie made $7.7 million across 4,534 theaters. A week’s total was estimated to be around $230.4 million. Abroad, the movie made well over $551.6 million so far.

More About The Movie

Doctor Strange is an American superhero based on the Marvel Comics character by the same name. The movie is produced by Marvel Studios and is distributed by Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures. Doctor Strange in Multiverse Madness is the second movie, the first one that came out in 2016.

The movie is directed by Sam Raimi and written by Michael Waldron. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Doctor Strange. Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Rachel McAdams are also in the movie.

The shooting started in November 2020 but had to be halted due to COVID. Production was resumed in March 2021 and wrapped up by April.

The plot revolves around Doctor Strange trying to protect a teenage girl named America Chavez, played by Gomez. Gomez is capable of traveling in the multiverse. Doctor Strange has to protect the teenager from Wanda Maximoff, played by Olsen.

Critical Feedback About Doctor Strange

The movie is the highest grosser of 2022 so far, which is a testament to how well the movie is doing. It premiered on May 2 in the USA and on May 4th as part of Phase Four of the MCU.

However, the movie’s writing and pacing have received some negative feedback and criticism. But the praises are many more. Raimi’s direction was celebrated along with the visuals. Even the cast was appreciated for giving a convincing performance.

Fans’ Reaction To The Movie

Apart from the money and critical appreciation, the one thing most people look for is the people’s reaction to the movie. Most fans of the movie were very happy with Raimi’s direction. Although, some of WandaVision’s fans were upset by Scarlette Witch’s actions in the movie.


Raimi had built a fan following for his work after successfully working on the Spiderman trilogy.

Fans often tweeted spoilers, but it was always done with a warning, so others who had not seen the movie yet would know to avoid it.

The trailer of the movie hinted that the Wong, played by Benedict Wong, would not survive. But fans were ecstatic that he survived even though his life was threatened repeatedly in the movie. Many suggest that he should get a spinoff where he trains younger sorcerers like Rintah and America.

The movie has been doing exceptionally well. Fans were excited about this movie ever since Cumberbatch was confirmed to come back. Derrickson was initially roped in to direct the movie, but e stepped away citing creative differences. That is when Raimi was signed on and he seems to have done a good job too.



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